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Our daughter with her mission team doing the Surf Project in Ireland.

Kitty, our cat. We miss him alot and so do his pals Oreo and Caspian...8/2003-3/19/2015


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Come, sit down and have a cup of tea while we get to know each other!

Hope you enjoy your stay!

With the season of Autumn comes cool crisp days and nights, along with the bountiful harvest of the fruits of our labors.
For me it has also meant a lot of changes in my life.

I have a bible verse to share that means a lot to me right now...

1 Corinthians 10:13
"No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it"

The past year has had its share of trials and tribulations for me.
I recently received a diagnosis of arthritis in my knees.
I am learning how important it is to stay close to the Lord during these trials that I am facing. For I can do nothing without His help.
God is calling me to become closer to Him as I deal with the challenges that arthritis brings.

Member Since: 2/3/2010

My Goals:
Revised goals for 2015

To put God first in my life where He belongs and live my life the way He wants me to.

Daily Bible Reading and prayer time.

To continue living a healthy lifestyle.

To get a good night's sleep on a consistent basis.

Keep my priorities in order.
To return to a simple lifestyle.

Immediate weight loss goals:
Lose weight regained 5 lbs at a time

My Program:
Continue to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

Exercise and nutrition commitment:
Keep to a heart healthy dietary regimen. I need to stay on a low sodium, low sugar and low protein diet. Keep my calorie intake between 1200-1400 per day, and my sugar intake below 25mg./day.

Use stationary bike at least 10 minutes/day.
Do my exercises from PT each day.
Find fun and new ways to keep active while dealing with arthritis in my knees.

Personal Information:
My name is Sue.
I am 60 years old and live in Washington State.
I have been married for 37 years, have four adult sons and one adult daughter..
At last count our pets included one cat and one dog.

I have been a homeschooling mom for
almost 30 years, and it is soon coming to an end with my daughter's participation in the running start program at the local community college.

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My Mission Statement:

I am a child of God, made in His Image, who seeks to be more Christlike every day.
I desire to do the work God has set before me and to do that work I need to be healthy and strong.
I will achieve my goals through diet, exercise and a lifestyle change while seeking God each day, so I can become the person God has created me to be.

Mission verse:
Psalms 139:14a
I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Motivational quotes:

Deuteronomy 7:6: �Of all the people on earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.�

1 Corinthians 10:13
"No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it"

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    Praying for you to get dad's back and knees bother him more soon.....BIG HUG to you! emoticon
    402 days ago
    Sue, I am not sure when a good time for me will be. Perhaps next that ok? /still keeping you in prayer. Love you emoticon
    404 days ago
    Ireland! How exciting. Our librarian's sun just got back from Nepal. They are based in Colorado, but travel the world spreading the Good News. They've done a lot of good work and we're glad they're home safe and sound. The second quake hit while they were there. I'm sure Ireland will be much safer.

    Hope you're enjoying your summer. All we have here is rain, rain, and then more rain. Ugh! Come on sunshine! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    405 days ago
    We are gone July- October to take care of grandson. Maybe, I can get back to some structure by then. :)
    407 days ago
    Well, let's see. I had a week vacation a couple of weeks ago. Didn't even get on Spark (shame on me!). But I relaxed and putzed around the house, getting little projects done. It was so nice. Had some sunny days and some rainy days. The perfect mix.

    Sounds like you'll be busy this summer. I have no major plans. No trips planned. Just trying to slow down, de-stress, eat better, move more. The same old. We'll see if God has any surprises in store for me.

    My sister had a 5 hour interview on Monday for a job. She's been out of work for 6 months after a downsizing where she worked. We're praying that she gets the job. She would be a research librarian at a medical college just around the corner from where she lives. We are trusting in God to know and do what's best for my sister, but it's hard not to think we know best. Hopefully we will know next week.

    Glad to hear things are moving along with your knee. Take good care.
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    413 days ago
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